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    • Martin Schwidefsky's avatar
      [S390] Remove data execution protection · 043d0708
      Martin Schwidefsky authored
      
      
      The noexec support on s390 does not rely on a bit in the page table
      entry but utilizes the secondary space mode to distinguish between
      memory accesses for instructions vs. data. The noexec code relies
      on the assumption that the cpu will always use the secondary space
      page table for data accesses while it is running in the secondary
      space mode. Up to the z9-109 class machines this has been the case.
      Unfortunately this is not true anymore with z10 and later machines.
      The load-relative-long instructions lrl, lgrl and lgfrl access the
      memory operand using the same addressing-space mode that has been
      used to fetch the instruction.
      This breaks the noexec mode for all user space binaries compiled
      with march=z10 or later. The only option is to remove the current
      noexec support.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      043d0708
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    • Tejun Heo's avatar
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking... · 5a0e3ad6
      Tejun Heo authored
      include cleanup: Update gfp.h and slab.h includes to prepare for breaking implicit slab.h inclusion from percpu.h
      
      percpu.h is included by sched.h and module.h and thus ends up being
      included when building most .c files.  percpu.h includes slab.h which
      in turn includes gfp.h making everything defined by the two files
      universally available and complicating inclusion dependencies.
      
      percpu.h -> slab.h dependency is about to be removed.  Prepare for
      this change by updating users of gfp and slab facilities include those
      headers directly instead of assuming availability.  As this conversion
      needs to touch large number of source files, the following script is
      used as the basis of conversion.
      
        http://userweb.kernel.org/~tj/misc/slabh-sweep.py
      
      
      
      The script does the followings.
      
      * Scan files for gfp and slab usages and update includes such that
        only the necessary includes are there.  ie. if only gfp is used,
        gfp.h, if slab is used, slab.h.
      
      * When the script inserts a new include, it looks at the include
        blocks and try to put the new include such that its order conforms
        to its surrounding.  It's put in the include block which contains
        core kernel includes, in the same order that the rest are ordered -
        alphabetical, Christmas tree, rev-Xmas-tree or at the end if there
        doesn't seem to be any matching order.
      
      * If the script can't find a place to put a new include (mostly
        because the file doesn't have fitting include block), it prints out
        an error message indicating which .h file needs to be added to the
        file.
      
      The conversion was done in the following steps.
      
      1. The initial automatic conversion of all .c files updated slightly
         over 4000 files, deleting around 700 includes and adding ~480 gfp.h
         and ~3000 slab.h inclusions.  The script emitted errors for ~400
         files.
      
      2. Each error was manually checked.  Some didn't need the inclusion,
         some needed manual addition while adding it to implementation .h or
         embedding .c file was more appropriate for others.  This step added
         inclusions to around 150 files.
      
      3. The script was run again and the output was compared to the edits
         from #2 to make sure no file was left behind.
      
      4. Several build tests were done and a couple of problems were fixed.
         e.g. lib/decompress_*.c used malloc/free() wrappers around slab
         APIs requiring slab.h to be added manually.
      
      5. The script was run on all .h files but without automatically
         editing them as sprinkling gfp.h and slab.h inclusions around .h
         files could easily lead to inclusion dependency hell.  Most gfp.h
         inclusion directives were ignored as stuff from gfp.h was usually
         wildly available and often used in preprocessor macros.  Each
         slab.h inclusion directive was examined and added manually as
         necessary.
      
      6. percpu.h was updated not to include slab.h.
      
      7. Build test were done on the following configurations and failures
         were fixed.  CONFIG_GCOV_KERNEL was turned off for all tests (as my
         distributed build env didn't work with gcov compiles) and a few
         more options had to be turned off depending on archs to make things
         build (like ipr on powerpc/64 which failed due to missing writeq).
      
         * x86 and x86_64 UP and SMP allmodconfig and a custom test config.
         * powerpc and powerpc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * sparc and sparc64 SMP allmodconfig
         * ia64 SMP allmodconfig
         * s390 SMP allmodconfig
         * alpha SMP allmodconfig
         * um on x86_64 SMP allmodconfig
      
      8. percpu.h modifications were reverted so that it could be applied as
         a separate patch and serve as bisection point.
      
      Given the fact that I had only a couple of failures from tests on step
      6, I'm fairly confident about the coverage of this conversion patch.
      If there is a breakage, it's likely to be something in one of the arch
      headers which should be easily discoverable easily on most builds of
      the specific arch.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
      Guess-its-ok-by: default avatarChristoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
      Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
      5a0e3ad6
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    • Martin Schwidefsky's avatar
      [S390] Improve address space mode selection. · b11b5334
      Martin Schwidefsky authored
      
      
      Introduce user_mode to replace the two variables switch_amode and
      s390_noexec. There are three valid combinations of the old values:
        1) switch_amode == 0 && s390_noexec == 0
        2) switch_amode == 1 && s390_noexec == 0
        3) switch_amode == 1 && s390_noexec == 1
      They get replaced by
        1) user_mode == HOME_SPACE_MODE
        2) user_mode == PRIMARY_SPACE_MODE
        3) user_mode == SECONDARY_SPACE_MODE
      The new kernel parameter user_mode=[primary,secondary,home] lets
      you choose the address space mode the user space processes should
      use. In addition the CONFIG_S390_SWITCH_AMODE config option
      is removed.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
      b11b5334
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